Music opportunities for the non-major
Music classes are available to fulfill BG Perspective requirements. Students are also invited to participate in the many performance ensembles in the College of Musical Arts.
Courses for non-majors range from a basic music appreciation class that embraces popular, world and classical styles to more specific courses in art music, jazz, world music, music theory and composition, and group lessons in piano, voice, or guitar.
Membership in music ensembles is open to all students in the University. See course descriptions for a full listing of ensembles. The following ensembles require a placement audition at the start of the semester: A Cappella Choir, University Choral Society; Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, and Collegiate Chorale; Concert, University, Athletic, Marching, and Symphonic Bands; Philharmonia Orchestra; and a variety of small vocal and instrumental ensembles, including Brass Choir, Jazz Lab Band, and New Music Ensemble. The Afro-Caribbean Ensemble, Taiko, Steel Drum, Early Music Ensemble, and Balinese Gamelan Ensemble require no audition and are open to any University student.